Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Bing Liu
  • UK release: 9 June 2018

Debut feature documentary by Liu about his relationship with best friends Keire and Zack, from skateboarding teenagers to young men grappling with responsibility, family, race, class, masculinity and abuse. Skilfully edited, beautifully shot and superbly scored. One of the best documentaries of the year.

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MINDING THE GAPDir: Bing Liu, 2018, USA, 93 min, Cert: 15-Mon 8 April // 20:00Tue 9 April // 20:00Tickets: �5 (full) / �4 (concession)First-time filmmaker Bing Lius documentaryMinding the Gapis a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zacks tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keires inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons.

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Minding the Gap

18 Mar 20195 stars

Extraordinary, Oscar-nominated documentary from debut director Bing Liu

Filmed over a period of several years, this extraordinary, autobiographical documentary from debut director Bing Liu is a strikingly intimate coming-of-age story about three skateboarding friends whose lives are all touched, in different ways, by the…

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